Monday, October 6, 2014

A New Ghastly Girl

....and finally a new post! My posting lately has been so erratic. It's been a long, sad, hard summer and I'm afraid that post writing and, frankly, doll making has not been at the top of my priority list.  But Autumn is here at last with it's cool breezes, blazing colors, and feelings that a change is in the air and better times are just ahead. I do so love Fall! So I'm back working at some commissions and have a few new dolls to share.

Listen! the wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves.
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves.
~Humbert Wolfe, P.L.M.: Peoples, Landfalls, Mountains, 1936

And in the spirit of Autumn and Halloween meet my newest Ghastly Girl, Cassandra. She is so proud to show off the wonderful shrunken head that her great uncle Norman gave her for her birthday this year. The head says his name is Mr. Mephistopheles and he has the most lovely stories that he whispers to her every night...chock full of murder and ghoulish happenings, her favorite kind! Cassandra thinks she's the luckiest girl alive...well or undead as the case may be.